Thursday forecast – Here comes the sun

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a few scattered showers around but for most, it is fine and dry. Clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 7.1C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Frost and ice is possible. Winds under 20 mph gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra.

Thursday – A fine dry day. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Wall to wall sunshine for many. Some stubborn to clear cloud. Clear skies after sunset. But some cloud moving down from the North into Lewis later. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:54 and 20:06

South Uist – 07:00 and 20:09

3 days ahead

Friday and Saturday – Fine dry and sunny with wall to wall sunshine and light winds.

Sunday – Gales and rain. Cold winds. Then sleet and snow showers later.

Have a great evening.

Let’s talk about snow in April

Hello and welcome to this special blog where talk about snow in April. There is some strong model agreement that we are going to see cold conditions with sleet and snow showers following behind on Sunday across the Western Isles. It’s going to be cold across the UK and this could last for a couple of days.

Snow in the Western Isles in April is not uncommon. Sometimes locally called the lambing snow or the Easter snow.

This photo below was from April 3rd 2020 taken by Jayne MacArthur

Now how is it shaping up. I don’t make long range snow forecast predictions. As things can change. It is harder for snow to last as long at this time of year due to the fact that days are longer so more in the way of sunshine. The ground has also been heated up more. It is going to be a strong cold blast and this could last for a number of days into next week.

Here is on selected chart for next week the blues and purples are colder conditions.

The Met Office have also put out a press release about things turning colder.

From the above press release

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Mark Sidaway, said: “After a settled, warm spell with plenty of sunshine particularly across England and Wales our weather will take a notable change in direction later in the weekend. Very cold Arctic air will move in from the north west through Sunday, bringing snow showers and freezing overnight temperatures. The snow showers will predominantly affect the north and west of the UK. The south and east will likely remain drier but still cold with a lower chance of wintry showers.” 

Here is another snow photo from April 2015

Bernera taken by Ian Macleod

What is the state of play?

Next week is looking very cold with plenty of sleet and snow showers. Could we see some covering of snow yes definitely a possibility. Please ignore the likes of XC Weather with the insane amounts of snow that isn’t helpful to anyone. It’s just raw data and not a forecast. Monday and Tuesday look the coldest days but a long way off as yet.

The next few days will bring plenty of sunshine and warmth before Sunday so Gardners be aware. We are likely to see frost and ice as well.

It is worth noting that no Met Office warnings have been issued yet at this stage. I as ever I will keep you updated. I wanted to get ahead of the hype.

Thank you for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

Weather Watch 31st March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mainly fine and dry weather conditions with sunshine and cloud. Some lingering rain and showers but for most its now dry. Today’s high of 7.1C. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50. mph for Uist and Barra.

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Thursday – High pressure sits across the Northern UK on Thursday. A cold front sinks across rest of the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine across the Western Isles. Some stubborn cloud. It should be dry the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. A chance of some frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 4C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure sits across the UK. A cold front sits over the East coast of the UK. In the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be under 20 mph from the North. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure sits across the UK. A cold front moves close to the North West of the UK. Another mainly fine and dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers later. Winds will be from the West and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Heavy rain across parts of the UK in the last few days

Some sharp temperature contrasts across the UK today

Global Weather News

Some temperature records have fallen in Europe

Possible tornado in Mississippi

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Morning brief.

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing are seeing further spells of rain which are heavy in planes. Some lighter rain and drizzle. Some dry spots and the cloud is dominating. Winds of 20/40 mph. Overnight low of 6.2C

Today – a wet start to the day for many with some heavy rain and drizzle. This will slowly sink southwards as the day goes on. Into the Uist and Barra for the afternoon. Behind it mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Scattered showers. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 7C

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Even wall to walk sunshine for some. Variable amounts of cloud.

The end of this week and early next still looks cold with wintry showers and sleet and snow.

Have a great day

Wednesday’s forecast – slow changes

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles. This is heavy and persistent in places. Plenty of mist and low cloud. Today’s high of 10.9C so far.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominating night. Some rain and drizzle. The rain heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph strongest as the night goes on. Some low cloud at times.

Morning and afternoon – Some lingering spells of rain. Overcast with some hazy sunshine. Spells of light rain and drizzle on and off at times throughout the day. The rain clearing southwards as we head into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Mainly overcast some clear spells. Lingering rain for Uist and Barra. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 4C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:57 and 20:03

South Uist – 07:02 and 20:07

3 days ahead

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Fine dry and sunny. Wall to wall sunshine at times. Cold mornings risk of frost. Variable amounts of cloud with lighter winds. Possibly the warmest day of the year on Saturday.

Still looking cold for the end of the weekend into next week with the risk of sleet and snow showers keeping an eye on it.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 30th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles and this will be heavy at times. Some dry slots and the cloud dominating. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 10.9C

A reminder we have 5 flood warnings across the Western Isles from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. More here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – A weather front still sits across Scotland. High pressure builds in the North West. We are going to see overnight rain which will slowly clear away during the morning. The cloud will dominate. The afternoon and evening will fine and dry conditions with the cloud dominating. Some sunny spells. Winds will be from the North East 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 3C to 8c

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – A cold front moves across the UK southwards. We are going to see high pressure moving across Scotland. For the Western Isles we are going to see a day of wall to wall sunshine with lighter winds. A cold start in the morning could see some frost and ice for a time. Winds will be from the East and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure dominates across the entire UK 1036 mb. We are going to see a fine and dry day across the Western Isles with wall to wall sunshine for many. Winds under 20 mph from the North West. Temps of 3C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Provisionally the warmest March day in the UK for 53 years.

Large diurnal range today at Santon Downham

top class weather geekery

Global Weather News

Stunning Cherry Blossom from DC

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Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing overcast conditions across the Western Isles. Heavy and persistent rain for most. Overnight low of 9.5C. Winds of 20 to 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra.

A reminder there is a Scottish Environment Agency Flood Alert in force across the Western Isles with 5 flood warnings in place. See the SEPA website for the latest.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some slow moving and persistent spells of rain. Some drier interludes with the cloud dominated. Occasional spells of light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds easing as the day goes on. Winds will be from the South and South West but shifting as the day goes on from the North East. Temps of 5C to 11C

Wednesday – Overnight rain and showers in the morning becoming drier lighter with sunshine. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Thursday and Friday – Fine and dry with wall to wall sunshine. Winds will ease but colder in the morning.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Enough with the rain already

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing heavy rain across Lewis and Harris. Drier with some scattered showers for Uist and Barra. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 10C

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with spells of light rain and this will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Tuesday day – Will be a wet day. We are likely to see 20 mm to 30 mm of rain widely. For parts of Harris and Southern Lewis up to 40 mm depending on the exact location of the weather front. So we are going to see rounds of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. The cloud dominating. Some spells of lighter rain with drizzle. Some dry spells for a time. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Easing as the day goes on.

Winds will be from South and South West and will shift as the day goes on from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:00 and 20:01

South Uist – 07:05 and 20:05

3 days ahead
Wednesday – Spells of rain. Heavy at times with blustery winds from the North East.

Thursday and Friday – Fine. Dry and sunny with wall to wall sunshine.

Looking ahead to the week possibly the warmest day of the year on Saturday before we hit colder weather for Easter and possibly the return of sleet and snow showers.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 29th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. This rain is heavy in places. The cloud is dominating. Winds have dropped under 20 mph and today’s high so far of 9.4C

A reminder we have 4 flood warnings and 1 flood alert in force across the Western Isles from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. More here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – A cold front lingers across Scotland with mild and warmer air moves into England and Wales. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some light spells. Overnight gales gusting 40 to 50 mph. Into Tuesday winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Into the late morning coming down from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure starts to build across the Western Isles. A weather front lingers across the UK. Morning and afternoon rain which will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Becoming drier and brighter with sunshine and cloud in the afternoon. Some scattered showers. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Cold front moves across the UK. High. Pressure builds in from the West. We are going to see a day of wall to wall sunshine. Winds will be brisk from the North East. 10 to 30 mph. A cold start to the day with a risk of some frost and ice. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Met office yellow weather warning for rain has been updated and extended till 09:00 Wednesday

The very latest can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-03-29&id=fd6d9e2e-2c2c-4119-a654-1ee4e879eb84&details

New warmest day of the year so far

The Fohn effect is seeing high temperatures in parts of Scotland today.

Severe flooding in the Pennies in the last few days

Global Weather News

Severe flooding in Portugal over the weekend

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Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing an overcast but mainly dry morning. Some light rain and drizzle. Some sunshine with plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 7.4C

A reminder there is a Scottish Environment Agency Flood Alert in force across the Western Isles with 9 flood warnings in place. See the SEPA website for the latest.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – We are going to see a mainly dry morning with some sunny spells the cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. The afternoon will see rain moving into all areas which will become heavier and further rain into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Tuesday – Wet and windy start winds easing later with squally showers.

Wednesday – Blustery winds with plenty of sunshine. High pressure builds.

Thursday – Fine dry and sunny with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – unsettled start sunny end.

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been a wet and windy weekend with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely.

Tuesday – We are going to see a windy night with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. This will ease during Tuesday. Spells of rain will be heavy and persistent for most of the day on Tuesday. It will become lighter at times. The cloud will dominate. Winds will be from the South West but shift to come from the North and North West later. Temps of 4C to 11C

Wednesday – We are going to see some overnight rain but this should clear. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 10C

Thursday – A fine and dry day with wall to wall sunshine for most variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 9C

Friday – Another fine and dry day with sunshine and a little more cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 4C to 9C

Next weekend – A fine and dry Saturday with plenty of sunshine. A chance of some wintry showers for Easter Sunday. A long way off yet but will keep you posted.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – A wind sandwich

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing some rain and drizzle moving across the islands. The cloud is dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 9.1C so far.
A reminder we have 9 flood warnings and 1 flood alert in force across the Western Isles from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Overnight – We are going to see some strong winds across the Uist and Barra gusting 50 to 60 mph. We are going to see further spells of rain moving across the islands. The cloud will dominate with some clear spells at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but as mentioned above gusting 50 to 60 mph at times.

Morning – Mainly fine and dry. With a few scattered showers. Some decent spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – The rain will gradually feedback into all parts. The cloud will dominate. The rain will become heavier into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra into the later evening.

Will be from the South West and temps of 6C to 10C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:03 and 19:59

South Uist – 07:08 and 20:02

a full week ahead forecast to follow.

Weather Watch 28th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. As you can see from this graphic some very heavy rainfall across Western Scotland. More on this below. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and todays high of 9.1C so far.

A reminder we have 9 flood warnings and 1 flood alert in force across the Western Isles from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. More here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Monday – A weather front sits across the UK on Monday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overnight gales strongest for Uist and Barra. The morning will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and a few scattered showers. Further bands of rain will sweep in during the afternoon and evening. Staying winds with gales again for the late evening. This will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A cold front lingers across Scotland on Tuesday. We are going to see a windy night with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. This will ease during Tuesday. Spells of rain will be heavy and persistent for most of the day on Tuesday. It will become lighter at times. The cloud will dominate. Winds will be from the South West but shift to come from the North and North West later. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A big change in the weather as high pressure builds across the UK. We are going to see some overnight rain but this should clear. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain remains in place from 18:00 Sunday until 18:00 Tuesday.

More heere https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-03-28&id=fd6d9e2e-2c2c-4119-a654-1ee4e879eb84&details

Conditions staying wet across the UK

Global Weather News

This is amazing

More severe storms in the USA

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 28th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Thursday 1st April until Saturday 10th April.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Thursday 1st April

High pressure dominate across the UK. Both computer models agree on this. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. It will feel cold wirth winds coming down from the North. Some wall to wall sunshine. We could see some frost and ice first thing in the morning but becoming milder as the day goes on.

Friday 2nd April

Good model agreement for next Friday. High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are expecting to see a day of sunshine. Wall to wall sunshine for most. Light winds and feeling on the milder side. The GFS has the high pressure centre 1041 in the Atlantic.

Saturday 3rd April

Good model agreement once again for next Saturday. High pressure dominating across the UK. The EC has some slightly stronger winds gusting 10 to 30 mph. The GFS has light winder under 20 mph. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine.

Sunday 4th April

Some model differences for next Sunday. The EC brings down cold air down from the North. A fine dry and sunny start to the day. However it is showing a band of rain moving down from the North with some wintry showers and possibly snow showers moving down behind it. Not unusual to get some snow in April worth keeping an eye on. The GFS however has no snow showers. A day of sunshine and cloud. Light winds from the North West. Feeling cold but dry.

Monday 5th April

More differences for next Monday. The EC bring sleet and snow showers across the Western isles with a cold airflow. These showers will be heavy at times and then turning milder where the snow will turn to rain. The GFS brings in sleet and snow showers for next Monday as low pressure system builds in. This would gives us some strong winds and wintry showers. Then turning to rain later. A long way off as yet but worth keeping an eye on.

Tuesday 6th April

Some model differences again for next Tuesday. A deep area of low pressure system moves in Ireland. Rain sleet and snow showers for us in the Western Isles according to the EC. The has GFS low pressure over Shetland and this would feed rain sleet and showers across the Western Isles. Blustery winds and feeling cold.

7th, 8th, 9th and 10th April.

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS it suggests that high pressure will build in for the first few days before. Rain and returns for the last few days.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Featured photo. Traigh Eais, Barra – Rachael Manford

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing rain and scattered showers. Overcast with some sunny spells. Some light rain and drizzle in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

A reminder there is a Scottish Environment Agency Flood Alert in force across the Western Isles with 5 flood warnings in place. See the SEPA website for the latest.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – This morning we are going to see sunshine and showers. Heavy at times. Heavier rain into the afternoon clearing away for time with some light rain and the odd heavier burst into the evening. Some rain and drizzle in the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for Uist and Barra. Some gusts could reach 60 mph later this evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Monday – Gales with further spells of heavy rain later.

Tuesday – Wet and windy start winds easing later with squally showers.

Wednesday – Blustery winds with plenty of sunshine. High pressure builds.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – Staying windy.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing bands of heavy rain moving across the islands. Some dry slots. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. Today’s high of 7.3C

Overnight – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Becoming drier with scattered showers later. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning – A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. These at times will be heavy. Winds of 20 to 40 mph

Afternoon – Further rain will move across the Western isles. This will become heavy and persistent for a time. The cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – The heavy rain slowly clears away. We are going to see the cloud dominating with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:06 and 19:56

South Uist – 07:11 and 20:00

3 days

Monday – Gales to start and end of the day. Spells of heavy rain.

Tuesday – Gales to stat with winds easing later. Further rain.

Wednesday – Cold sunshine and cloud.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 27th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. The cloud is dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high so far of 7.1C

Multiple flood warnings have been issued for the Western Isles more here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Sunday – Low pressure systems sit to the North West. We are going to see a day of blustery winds across the UK. In the Western Isles we are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy and some longer spells of rain at times. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – The blustery airflow across the UK and weather front sits over Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a wet and windy night with conditions improving into the morning and afternoon with plenty of cloud. Then the rain and gales arrive again into the evening. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph gusting 60 mph into the evening. Temps of 5C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure builds across the UK and the weather will become more settled. Low pressure sits across the Western Isles. We are going to see gales and heavy rain to start to the day. But wind will ease as the day goes on. A cloud dominated day with spells of rain and showers. Winds will be from the North West. Around 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph in the early hours. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The latest view from space

Heavy overnight snowfall

Global Weather News

Time lapse tornado

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Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood warnings and alert for the Western Isles. 29th March 2021. *update*

Good afternoon all a number of SEPA flood alerts and warning have been issued for the Western Isles for this Western Isles. These can change frequently so please refer to the SEPA website for the very latest. https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

Flood alert for the Western Isles

Ardmore to Loch Carnan

Baleshare

Locheport

Lochmaddy

All the lastest can be found here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office, Western isles police and SEPA.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a mainly fine and dry morning. A few scattered showers. Plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra. Overnight low of 0.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – This morning will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Rain will move in during the afternoon and the cloud will increase. The rain will become heavier as we go into the evening and become persistent at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph during the afternoon and evening. We could see some gusts reaching 65 moh for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Sunday – Gales with further rounds of rain.

Monday – Gales with further spells of heavy rain later.

Tuesday – Wet and windy start winds easing later with squally showers.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Cold start with gales later.

Good evening Western isles on this Friday evening we are seeing spells of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 7.3C

Overnight – We are going to see some sleet and snow showers. A cold night with some of the showers falling as rain. Some frost and ice in places for a time. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra.

Morning – Mainly fine and dry with clear skies and sunshine with plenty of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 40 mph.

Afternoon – After a dry start the cloud will increase with rain moving in from the South and it will be heavy. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Evening – Spells of heavy rain will move across the Western Isles. This will be persistent at times especially as we move into Sunday. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Some gusts reaching 70 mph cannot be ruled out for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from the North West and shifting to come from the West and South from mid morning tomorrow. Temps of 1C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:08 and 18:54

South Uist – 06:13 and 18:58

3 days ahead

Sunday – Rounds of heavy rain with gales.

Monday – Blustery winds and heavy rain with the risk of gales later.

Tuesday – Winds ease with squally showers.

Have a great evening.